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5.5 out of 10

Myrtle Ave, Clinton Hill

Ranked 4th best street in Clinton Hill
40.693515207066 -73.9649918677646
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5

"A truly mixed bag"

If Myrtle Ave has a lot of mixed reviews, it's because the street is a long one and goes through neighborhoods of varying safety and attractiveness. Where the street cuts through Fort Greene, there are a lot of shops and quaint little cafes and the street runs along Fort Greene Park. This area is a great one for tourists to visit; the street ends near the Heights and Downtown, neighborhoods that resemble Manhattan's Midtown.

However, if you're cruising north/west of Fort Greene into Bed Stuy and Bushwick on Myrtle you will notice a marked difference. If you aren't familiar with these areas then it's best to stay out of them. Though crime has gone down a lot in recent years, it's still not a place any tourist would want to end up - especially on foot.
  • Fort Greene
  • Bed-Stuy

"Stay away from area"

While visiting friends in Brooklyn my husband and I got lost and ended up on Myrtle Avenue. We were happy to find our way and leave! Myrtle Ave was a very rough area with many housing projects around. The area did not look safe and I wouldn't walk down that street alone. I would avoid many other streets around Myrtle Avenue.

"A walk on Myrtle Avenue"

Myrtle avenue is definitely becoming a cooler street to walk down. It runs the length of Clinton Hill and is right by Pratt Institute, which is a great art school. This is definitely one of the busier thorough streets of the area, and so it has more stores, video rental chains, and supermarkets. I would take a walk down Myrtle avenue to get a real sense of the neighborhood.

"'Murder Ave' looking up"

It'll probably never reach it's Navy Yard heyday, but there's no denying that Myrtle Avenue is finally on an upswing. In some parts, it's positively charming, though it doesn't quite match the vitality of its Queens counterpart. The area around the Pratt Institute in particular is a nice place to spend some time, with plenty of boutiques and cafes to pass the day. Still, when getting into less savory parts of the Avenue, exercise caution- it's still not totally up to form yet.

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"On Steuben Street"
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"Perfectly Located Street "
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"Go for the food"
40.6839248176939 -73.9609423265837

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"On Emerson Place"
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"Great little neighborhood"
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"A short residential street"
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